This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Experience with diagnostic assessment, evaluation, and treatment of patients with alcohol and substance use addictions. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of the position under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices); heavy carrying (15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hear (aid permitted). ["Not only has Wichita been named an All-American City five times since 1962, it also consistently ranks among the top cities nationally for quality of life. These accolades communicate affordability, short and easy commutes to work and a high level of public safety for your family - attributes you simply can't find in most metro areas. Wichita is the most populated city in Kansas. With a stable housing market, a low cost of living, great weather, and excellent education, it's one of the great cities in the United States! The Mental Health department at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a range of issues that impact the mental health or emotional well-being of our Veterans. The incumbent in this position will support services in our NEW Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility, a 9,000 square foot 12 bed unit, which opened in August 2021. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized - receive up to $200,000 (tax-free!) in reimbursements for qualifying students loans! Contact Kristen Wells, EDRP Coordinator, at Kristen.Wells@va.gov for questions/assistance related to this program!\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The incumbent serves as a prescribing provider within the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP). Primary duties of incumbent includes provision of:\n- Mental health care, including medication management (to include supporting addiction-focused pharmacotherapy such as Suboxone)\n- Assessments\n- Referrals\n- Crisis intervention\n- Consultation services and follow-up of psychiatric patients in the inpatient, residential, and/or outpatient setting\n- Participate in discharge planning and other interdisciplinary care plan activities\n- Serve as collaborating or supervising physician for Mid-level prescribing providers\n- Participate in special projects pertinent to assignment\n- Must be able to provide Psychiatry residents, medical students, and other health profession trainees with the supervision and training Work Schedule: Typical work hours are Monday-Friday (8:00am-4:30pm). Alternative work hours may be considered, based on operational needs, and should be discussed at time of interview. Rotating weekend/evening/holiday on-call coverage is required."]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.